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  • Drug racket case: ABVP protestors demand Bikram Singh Majithia's resignation 2 days ago

    As ED summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the drug case, ABVP supporters protested against Majithia in Jalandhar. "Even though he is a minister, he should not be spared. We demand for Majithia's resignation," said a protestor. ...
  • ED probing beneficiary of Rs 425 cr IPL facilitation fee December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the "actual beneficiary" of the Rs 425 crore facilitation fee paid for award of 10-year media rights for the IPL cricket matches to World Sports Group in 2009. The government, in an Action Taken report to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, said the...
  • Ed Sheeran: I just wasn't born with the James Bond voice December 13, 2014

    London: Singer Ed Sheeran says he would love to record the 'James Bond' theme but feels his voice will not suit the song. The 23-year-old singer said he is hopeful of getting ready to sing for the 'Bond' film in another 10 years, reported Contactmusic. "I'd love to do a James...
  • Ed Sheeran is Spotify's most streamed act of 2014; Eminem tops the US list December 3, 2014

    New York: Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is the year's most streamed artist on Spotify, while Eminem tops the list in the United States. Spotify announced its top streaming artists, albums and songs of 2014 on Wednesday. Pharrell's ubiquitous 'Happy' was the most streamed song of the year globally. Sheeran racked up more than...
  • ED arrests Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital promoter Kishor Mehta over FEMA violation November 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested promoter of Mumbai-based Lilavati hospital, Kishor Mehta on Wednesday morning at 7 AM on charges of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) violation. ED officials say he had made a series of foreign transactions amounting to around 20 million dollars. The transactions indicated foreign exchange violation....
  • I-T seizes over Rs 135 crore cash, jewellery from Sahara group November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department has claimed to have seized cash of over Rs 135 crore from the premises of Sahara group during its raids on its two premises in Delhi and Noida in connection with alleged tax evasion charges. Sources said that the department made one of its...
  • SIT on black money to create database of tax crimes November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money has decided to create a rich national database where multiple agencies probing tax and financial crimes will pool in vital classified information to be shared for seamless investigation. The SIT is wanting to bring together the databases of CBDT, Financial...
  • Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris lead stars on HBO's upcoming drama series 'Westworld' November 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Sir Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris will lead the cast of HBO's upcoming drama series "Westworld" to air next year, Time Warner Inc's cable network said on Monday. "Westworld," based on the 1973 film of the same name directed by Michael Crichton, will be executively produced by J.J. Abrams,...
  • Black money trail: ED summons mining baron Radha Timblo in money laundering case on November 18 November 6, 2014

    Panaji: The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday summoned mining baron Radha Timblo named in the black money case. The former director of Timblo Private Limited has been asked to be present on November 18. A senior ED official told PTI that she would have to remain present at the Central agency's...
  • 2G PMLA case: Court to pass order on framing charges on Friday October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A special court is likely to pronounce its order on Friday on framing of charges in a 2G scam-related money laundering case in which the ED had issued charge sheet to former Telecom Minister A Raja, MP Kanimozhi, DMK supremo M Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal and 16 others....
  • SIT on blackmoney to help probe money trail in chopper deal October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money will assist in the probe into money trail of alleged kickbacks in the Rs 3600-crore AgustaWestland choppers deal with Enforcement Directorate seeking its help to send abroad about half-a-dozen judicial requests for cooperation. Official sources said...
  • VVIP chopper deal: Italian court verdict has no bearing in India, says ED October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent judgment passed by an Italian court in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal case acquitting two foreigners of graft charges does not have any bearing here in the probe into a money-laundering matter, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday told a Delhi court. The probe agency's submission...
  • AgustaWestland chopper deal: ED summons ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi's cousin October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a new turn into the AgustaWestland VVIP Helicopter deal probe, the Enforcement Directorate has summoned Sanjeev Tyagi, cousin of former air chief SP Tyagi under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Sanjeev Tyagi has questioned the ED's move, pointing out that an Italian court...
  • AgustaWestland chopper deal: Technical issue comes up in Gautam Khaitan's bail plea October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A technical issue of jurisdiction on Tuesday came in the way of arrested businessman Gautam Khaitan who failed to get any immediate relief from a Delhi court in a case lodged by the ED on allegations of kickbacks in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper deal. The issue of...
  • Saradha scam: ED freezes bank accounts of Mohun Bagan, East Bengal football clubs September 30, 2014

    Kolkata: Two prominent football clubs in West Bengal - Mohun Bagan and East Bengal - are facing the heat in the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam. The Enforcement Directorate has frozen the bank accounts of the two clubs and is also likely to act against another two - Bhowanipore and Kalighat...
  • Odisha: Court asks jail authorities to produce Seashore CMD on October 14 September 27, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A local court has directed the superintendent of Jeypore jail in Odisha's Koraput district to produce Seashore CMD Prashant Das before it on October 14. District and sessions court judge DP Choudhury issued the direction yesterday while hearing a petition of the Enforcement Directorate which wanted to take Das on...
  • West Bengal: BJP demands CM Mamata Banerjee's resignation September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Demanding resignation of Mamata Banerjee as Chief Minister of West bengal in view of the CBI's questioning of her party MPs in the Saradha scam, the BJP on Thursday said that it would submit a memorandum to the state Governor asking her to step down on moral ground. "We will...
  • Syndicate Bank fraud case: ED attaches Rs 12 crore assets September 6, 2014

    Chennai: The Enforcement Directorate has attached eight immovable properties consisting of about 80 residential units at several neighbourhoods here worth Rs 12 crore as a followup in a bank fraud case. The properties had been purchased by one Kumar alias Vijayakumar by obtaining several loans, including housing and...
  • 2G Scam: SC to hear ED officer's issue on Thursday September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it will pass an order on continuance of Deputy Director of ED Rajeshwar Singh in the investigation of 2G spectrum scam only after hearing him. "We will hear him if he wants to continue or not. After hearing him we will pass...
  • AgustaWestland: ED slaps laundering case against exIAF chief July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Stepping up the heat in the Rs 3,600crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday registered a money laundering case against former IAF chief SP Tyagi and others to probe proceeds of crime in the alleged kickbacks paid to procure the flying machines. ED, which...
  • Ed Sheeran scores first No 1 album on US Billboard chart July 3, 2014

    Reuters: British singersongwriter Ed Sheeran's scored his first top album on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday as "x" easily lapped the competition selling 210,000 copies, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. "x" is the 23yearold's second album and sales have been helped by the success of the single...
  • Ed Sheeran's 'X' sells over 182,000 copies, becomes the fastest selling album of 2014 June 30, 2014

    London: Singer Ed Sheeran has reached a milestone with her second album 'X' it has sold more than 182,000 copies in the last seven days to make it the fastestselling album of 2014. The 23 yearold entered the British charts on Sunday at No.1 with his 12track album, reports...
  • BJP demands independent CBI, ED probe into irrigation scam June 18, 2014

    Pune: The BJP has demanded an independent investigation by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into alleged irregular financial transactions worth Rs 20,000 crore which fell outside the scope of the Chitale Committee, which probed the irrigation scam in Maharashtra. Accusing Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan of shielding then...
  • Kerala: VS Achutanandan's petition on CBI probe in solar case posted after 4 weeks June 13, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Friday adjourned after 4 weeks the petition by veteran CPI(M) leader VS Achutanandan seeking CBI inquiry in the solar panel case, which had rocked the state last year. The petitioner had also sought a probe involving Enforcement Directorate, Corporate Affairs Department and Income Tax Department. A...
  • Over 300 bank accounts, 200 firms used to commit Saradha scam: ED June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A complicated maze of 338 bank accounts and 224 companies was used by the perpetrators of the Saradha chitfund scam which is alleged to have duped numerous investors of their hard earned monies in various states including West Bengal, Odisha and Assam. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has been...
  • Black money SIT decides to solve tax treaties' secrecy puzzle June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Tasked with the job of recovering illicit wealth stashed away by Indians, the SIT on black money has decided to look into the contentious issue of secrecy clauses in India's tax treaties with Switzerland and other countries. India has signed tax information exchange treaties with many countries, but they...
  • Contradiction in ED's charge sheet in 2G's PMLA case: Shahid Balwa June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa on Wednesday told a Delhi court that the charge sheet filed by Enforcement Directorate in a 2G scamrelated money laundering case was "contradictory" and the transfer of Rs 200 crore to Kalaignar TV was a "prudent business transaction". Balwa, who has...
  • Saradha probe: ED, CBI to share vital information May 20, 2014

    Kolkata: The two central agencies, Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation, would coordinate with each other while probing the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam independently. "The CBI team, led by joint director Rajiv Singh, had come to us on Monday just to get a feel of the entire issue....
  • Maroon 5, Shakira rock Wango Tango 2014 May 12, 2014

    Carson: Wango Tango alum Adam Levine welcomed a new generation of concertgoers to the annual, daylong music festival Saturday. Before performing his hit "Pay Phone" the Maroon 5 frontman recalled his Wango debut in 2004. "Half of you guys weren't even alive. So welcome," said a platinum blond Levine. Colombian singer Shakira, British...
  • Saradha scam: ED to complete probe within 'reasonable time' May 6, 2014

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate was hopeful that the investigation into the Saradha ponzi scam would be completed within a reasonable period of time, as the wife of a former Congress MP was questioned. "The Saradha probe involves several issues and scanning of plethora of documents. But we hope that the investigation...